I started using a table cloth this spring and soon realized why my mother always kept a piece of plexiglass on her tabletop when my brother and I were growing up. She always has a cloth on her table and a mug or vase of flowers from the yard.
We got an acrylic sheet cut to size at Lowes' for our tabletop. And have since stopped using plates. Okay, only the kids skip the plates. But now I don't have to get upset about it.
Do you cover anything with plastic or do anything else just like Mom?